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1. Introduction

The African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) aims to enable its members, comprising individuals, national
associations, institutions, networks and partners, to discuss debate, analyse, disseminate, and make
constructive use of evaluation information, products and services for the betterment of the African
evaluation and research community, and the society at large.
AfrEA represents a diverse constituency of African evaluators from government, not-for-profit sector, civil
society and the private sector. It is an umbrella organization of more than 45 national M&E associations
and networks in Africa. This membership guide is an eligibility criterion for membership, categories and
types of members, benefits, and fees. It also explains the process for joining AfrEA. This document will be
revised periodically in order to ensure flexibility and accountability to its intended goals.

2. Eligibility Criteria

Membership is open to persons or organizations committed to the mission and goals of AfrEA.
A person or institution seeking membership of AfrEA will be accepted upon submission, and receipt by
AfrEA, of a fully completed membership application form (for the category of membership required) in
addition to the requisite fees.

3. Types of Membership

Standard and regular membership is for one year, effective from the date of receipt of proof of payment.
We also offer a reduced fees for 2 and 3-year memberships

The table below indicates the types of memberships and the accompanying benefits.

S/N  Membership Category  Description 
 1.  Individual Member
(M & E Practitioners and non practitioners)
 Who? Any individual working in or Interested in the field of M&E.
Benefits: Individual Members will be
Eligible for special benefits and discounts at
AfrEA conferences and events. Individual
members will be eligible for AfrEA
bursaries and scholarships, and will be able
to sign up for AfrEA task teams.
Individuals will make use of the AfrEA
“members only” information portal and
evaluation directory. Individual members
will be able to participate in AfrEA
 2.   Fellows

Who? Any professional with over 10 years
experience extensively in the field of M&E
in Africa, with significant proven
contribution to the subject matter and or
region (i.e. Africa) and demonstrated
African Evaluation Association
L’Association Africaine d’Evaluation
commitment and leadership for advancing
M&E theory or practice (e.g. through
research, publications, advocacy etc).
Fellows’ applications will be reviewed and
approved by AfrEA board members.
Benefits: In addition to all the individual
benefits, AfrEA Fellows will be a reference
point for knowledge on M&E in Africa and
will be treated as AfrEA focal points for
knowledge production and capacity
building. They will be heavily relied upon
in the creation, nurturing and sustainability
of AfrEA learning channels, platforms,
forums and networks. Fellows will be able
to participate in AfrEA governance
Process: Individuals interested in serving as
AfrEA Fellows need to, in addition to
completing a membership application form,
write a short letter statement detailing their
contribution to the field directly to AfrEA,
and submit a detailed curriculum vitae.

 3.  Associate Members
National or Regional M&E
Associations, Networks or Coalitions
 Who? Any Africa-based association or
 network of evaluation practitioners.
 Paramount in this category are National
M&E Associations. AfrEA will accept
multiple associate memberships from one
country. AfrEA does not exclude networks
based on their level of formalisation.
Benefits: Member associations will benefit
from AfrEA support for the development of
their associations, would co-host events
with AfrEA, and their representatives will
attend AfrEA meetings. A 10% fee
discount will be offered to individuals
belonging to associate members who also
choose to join AfrEA in their individual
  4.  Institutional Members
Other Institutions
 Who? Any Africa-based public or private
 organization with interest in the field of
development and evaluation in Africa or that
does not qualify as an Associate member.
Benefits: The institution will have access
to the continent-wide AfrEA constituency
as well as resources available to members
only. These organizations will qualify for
special benefits and discounts at AfrEA
conferences and events. Institutional
members will be able to participate in
AfrEA governance.
  5.  Student members  Who? Any African involved or interested
in M&E in Africa, registered as a Full time
student at a tertiary educational institution
at the time of application. NB confirmation
of enrolment will be required.
Benefits: Student members will have the
same benefits as individual members in
addition to opportunities for internships.



4. Membership Fees
Membership fees are payable annually as shown in the Table below for the three years: Fess payment can
be done online via our payPal account at or through our bank account and evidence of
payment sent to Gifty Volimkarime at

S/N Member Category / Type
 Rate U.S. $
 1 Year Membership
2 Year Membership   3 Year Membership
  1.  Individual  50.0  50.0  80.0  120.0
  2.  Fellow  150.0  150.0  250.0  350.0
 National Association  200.0  200.0  300.0  500.0
  4.  Other Institution  500.0  500.0  800.0  1200.0
  5.  Students  25.0  25.0  40.0  n\a

 Members have the responsibility to keep their membership payments up to date. Memberships will be
reviewed (renewed or deemed to have expired) annually at a specified and widely publicized period.

5. Responsibilities/Duties of Members

• Members must keep their online profile and contact information up to date at least once every 6
• Members commit themselves to actively participate in the activities of the association
• Members commit informing themselves about AfrEA policies, activities, and key documents such
as the African Evaluation Guidelines.
• Breaches of some Policy stipulations may result in membership revocation.
• Members are expected to be the membership database.

6. How to Join AfrEA
Visit the AfrEA website at and register. We have an automated system to process
membership application and accept Credit Card or Paypal payments.

1) Complete the AfrEA membership application form online or downloaded from the AfrEA website or requested from the AfrEA Administrator email;
2) Pay the required membership fee online via PayPal, or by electronic bank transfer, or direct bank deposit
to the account shown below.
3) Forward via email the completed form and a LEGIBLE proof of payment to the AfrEA Operations and
Membership Manager: and

Account Name: African Evaluation Association (AFREA DONOR EUR ACCOUNT)
Account Number: EURO:- 0011094424624002
Bank Name: Ecobank Ghana Ltd
Branch Name: Head Office Branch
No. 19, Seventh Avenue, Ridge West
Branch Code: 001
Swift Code: ECOCGHAC

Account Name: African Evaluation Association (AfrEA Main Membership Account)
Account Number: US Dollar:- 0011084424624001
Bank Name: Ecobank Ghana Ltd
Branch Name: Head Office Branch
No. 19, Seventh Avenue, Ridge West
Branch Code: 001
Swift Code: ECOCGHAC


Other Temporary modes of payment:
Cash payments can be made at an AfrEA or other event where the membership manager, treasurer, Secretary or
President or other Board member are present, and given receipts which will be accompanied with completed
forms. In such instances, the payer and prospective member is advised to keep a copy of the form submitted for
future reference.
Please note that fees are non transferable and non-refundable and subject to change.
Members will be notified by email when their membership is activated.

In case of partial fee payments or payments made in currencies other than in US Dollars:
1. Membership will not be activated until full payment has been received in US Dollars or its full
2. Registered members will be notified by email of any outstanding fee and will have one month to
make full payment.
3. If full payment has not been received by a stipulated deadline, membership processing will be
In the case of surplus payments for membership:
4. The surplus will be applied to future membership with the membership expiration date appropriately
5. If a member requires AfrEA to return surplus, AfrEA will process the payment and mail a cheque to
the address in the member profile. Requests for return of surplus payments must be received within
one month of the original payment otherwise they will be difficult to process in decent time

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